Chatting with my grandfather a few days back I came to realization that I've been in one awfully remote and isolated location for 9 months now. I journeyed through a 24/7 sunlight summer at McMurdo Station that ended in February 2010 and more recenty have been living in what seems like an endless winter at South Pole. During this long winter peeps back in the midwest US have gone through a spring, summer and winter. My one season has been probably three seasons to you. There's been earthquakes, the olympics and oil spills among many other events 'up' there. All out of reach, simply recognizable only by a few printed words on a piece of paper. I feel like an astronaut and it's awesome.
Next Friday I rotate to lunch. Just 2 more shift changes left, lunch then breakfast. Roughly 2 and a half months until de planes arrive. This is the last week I will be cooking dinner at the South Pole Station during the winter of 2010.
Spinach and goat cheese pizza.
Poppy seed and lemon rolls.
Buttery butt buns.
All of the above comes with a few neutrinos and a dash of twilight.